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Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch-up premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

For 2016 to 2017 schools were informed by the Department for Education that they would receive the same overall amount of year 7 catch-up premium funding that they received in 2015 to 2016, adjusted to reflect the percentage change in the size of their year 7 cohort, based on the October 2016 census.

On March 1st 2016, Woodrush High School was allocated £13,500 catch-up premium funding.
In 2014/15, funding contributed to
  • Training English staff to deliver Phonics as a key aspect of the English catch-up programme
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Support staff to lead small group intervention
  • Summer school
  • Team building trip
  • A ‘Bond with Books’ project

In 2015/16, funding largely contributed to subject specialist staffing.  This has enabled all identified students to access small group targeted intervention in Literacy and Numeracy, taught by English and Mathssubject specialists.  A rolling half-termly programme of group intervention has taken care to have minimal impact on students missing learning in other subjects.  Funding has also contributed to :
  • A newly appointed intervention worker on the support staff team
  • Books purchased for a ‘reading for pleasure unit’.
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Maths equipment and resources

Analysis of End-of-Year 7 attainment for targeted students, using English and Maths internal data

 

English

Maths

Attainment

  • 12/12 ( 100%) achieved their End of Year target grade
  • 9/12 ( 75%) achieved their exact finegrade target
  • 3/12 ( 25%) were -1 finegrade below target
  • EoY grades range from  1- to 2
  • 16/18 ( 89%) achieved or exceeded their End of Year target grade
  • 14/18 ( 78%) achieved or exceeded their exact finegrade target
  • 2/18 ( 11%) were -1 finegrade below target
  • 2/18 ( 11%) were -2 finegrade below target
  • EoY grades range from 1- to 3-

Attitude 2 Learning

 

  • 5 x Outstanding  = 42%
  • 5 x Good  = 42%
  • 2 x Requires Improvement  = 16%
  • 6 x Outstanding  = 33%
  • 11 x Good = 61%
  • 1 x Requires Improvement = 6%

Progress

Amount of progress made between Progress 1 data and Progress 5 data varies from 0 to 5 sub-grades

Amount of progress made between Progress 1 data and Progress 5 data varies from 1- to 3 sub-grades.


In 2016/17, funding will again largely contribute to subject specialist staffing to facilitate small group targeted intervention in Literacy and Numeracy.   We are also exploring the following projects to support this weekly intervention :
  • Bark and Read literacy project
  • Rap workshops
  • Parent workshops

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